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http://www.textpad.com/download/index.htmlhttp:// java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jspCourse Description: This course introduces students to algorithmic design and structured/ modular programming. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. These basic programming concepts and constructs will be covered: variables, data types, strings, arithmetic and logical operators, branching statements, loops, and debugging. Additionally, these object-oriented programming concepts will be covered: classes, instance variables, methods, and constructors. Prerequisite: MA131 (or equivalent) or CS144 or permission of instructor. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Explain basic programming concepts program compilation, program execution, and history of Java.
2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
4. Debug and test Java programs
5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of encapsulation.
7. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design.
8. Write Java programs that use:
? Primitive types and expressions int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc concatenation, equals, length, charAt
? String concatenation, equals, length, charAt
? Boolean variables and boolean expressions
? Control structures if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
? Object-oriented programming concepts classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
? Static fields and static methods
? Math Class
? Wrapper Class
? Array Basics
Course Assessment: A. Complete the following reading assignments prior to coming to class.
1) Chapter(s) to be presented that night.
2) Review questions at the end of each chapter.
B. Complete all homework/discussion assignments when scheduled.
C. Complete all quizzes when scheduled.
D. Complete all examinations when scheduled.
E. Complete project when scheduled.
F. Late work is not accepted.
Grading: Mid Term Examination 20%
Final Examination 20%
A 100 - 90
B 89 - 80
C 79 – 70
D 69 – 60
F below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: ADD/DROP: June 6 – June 13 2005
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW PASSING: July 10, 2005
INCOMPLETES: As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given. Incomplete grades will not be given for student laziness (i.e. work not in on time; missing exams; student missing final…etc.) Exceptions to the rule do exist, however: If a death in the student's immediate family (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) affects the overall performance of the student in the course or if the student misses a significant portion of class due to their hospitalization, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete and make up the work prior to (31 July 05). The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstance.
WITHDRAWALS: The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If you wish to change your status in this course, be sure that you file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the appropriate deadlines. If you wish to drop, do not just stop coming to class. Get to the Campus Center Director and file a withdrawal slip. I will continue to consider you part of this class until notified otherwise by the Campus Center Director.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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